Evaluations of Operational Decision Aids. 2. The Emissions Control Aid.
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As an aspect of the operational decision aid program of the Office of Naval Research, an emission control decision aid was evaluated. The evaluation was completed under laboratory conditions and involved use of the aid by Navy officers to develop emission control plans for a variety of task force situations. The results supported contentions favoring the value of the aid. There was a positive and statistically significant effect of aiding on emission control plan quality. When emission control plans developed with the use of the aid were compared with those developed without employing the aid, a 25 increase was suggested in the value of own task force remaining after a hostile air strike. It was suggested that the strength of the aid was largely due to the trade off evaluations that it provides. Interview information suggested that the participants in the study viewed the aid quite favorably, but that a number of improvements would produce a more useful tool. Author
- Naval Surface Warfare
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems